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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Feb 8, 2011 11:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

I also saw this recently:
http://tinyurl.com/4qsw3fs

Tony Williams Lifetime Tribute Band featuring Jack Bruce(!), Vernon Reid (Living Colo(u)r), John Medeski (MMW), Cindy Blackman (?)

Wondered if WTell had heard about it.

edit: didnt actually see the show, i bet tix are pricey


This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2011-02-08 19:53:47

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Feb 8, 2011 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Cindy Blackman was with Lenny Kravitz for years,when she was young she met Tony Williams who was a big influence on her musically.She also played with Vernon Reid and the Black Rock Coalition in NYC in the 80's.She fronts her own jazz bands now,playing with some stellar musicians.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 8, 2011 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

and then there's the Ginger Baker Trio album 'Going Back Home' with Ginger Baker, Bill Frisell and Charlie Haden

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 8, 2011 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

You can't really go too far wrong with Frisell and Haden on board.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 8, 2011 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Bill Frisell is one of a very few artists that I will always check out any project that he is involved with . . . and Charlie Haden is not too far from that circle.

For one truly soothing and satisfying listen, check out Bill solo 'At Grace Cathedral, SF", available as a download (#002) on Bill's website.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 8, 2011 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

A gig that will live long in my memory is going to see Bill Frisell and his band perform live musical accompaniment to Buster Keaton movies - a truly life enhancing experience.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 8, 2011 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Those were wonderful shows. I took my father-in-law, an Irishman who couldn't stand most jazz and was more than a bit skeptical, but he had fond memories of seeing those Keaton films as a kid in Eniscorthy. He thanked me on more than one occasion for taking him - remarking how the music enhanced his enjoyment at seeing them again. Glad you got to catch them.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 8, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

So were you there in the RFH (or was it the QEH?) in London in 1994 (or have I got the year wrong too?) for the Frisell/Keaton shows?

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 8, 2011 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

London would have been nice - a pint or two at the Nell Gwynn across the river - but it was actually at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. It was summer, and my guess would be mid-eighties, given the circumstances. I just came across the poster recently and I didn't notice the date. He did a few shows - we went to a matinee.

According to Bill's website, it appears he will be having another go at those Keaton films, along with the works by cartoonist and illustrator Jim Woodring who did the cover and inside poster of 'Gone, Just like a Train'. Early April in Los Angeles.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 8, 2011 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

I was saying 94 based on the release date of Go West and on who I know I went with, which really would take the eighties out of the equation as far as I'm concerned. But whatever, if you'd been there I'd have been glad to stand you at least one of those pints.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Feb 8, 2011 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Duckpond/Rob,I also saw the Frisell-Keaton show in NYC at a club called the Knitting Factory.As for the date I believe it to be closer to the mid-eighties than 94',but am by no means certain.I was lucky to see him in various incarnations in NYC many times in the 80's and 90's.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 8, 2011 6:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

I remember the Knitting Factory.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Feb 8, 2011 8:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Yeah Ring the original on Houston Street was a hole in the wall,but featured the cream of the crop in free jazz and cutting edge rock,I saw hundreds of shows at that and the new location when it moved to Tribeca in the late 80's-early nineties.The one in Tribeca closed and there is one in Brooklyn now,and I believe there are a few scattered across the country,I know of one in Boise Idaho,oddly enough.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 8, 2011 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

my mother hails from Enniscorthy, been a few times in my life, nice little town with a pub every few steps; everyone knows everyone, more-or-less

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 8, 2011 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Too funny . . . did she grow up there? Does she still live there?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 8, 2011 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

she did grow up there, but has lived in the US for most of her life; she's really more american than irish at this point... have you been?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 8, 2011 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Thanks, one and all! Sorry, per usual, "early is best", I haven't found much to satisfy in post CREAM incarnations...but I sincerely appreciate the thought(s).

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Poster: gumby69 Date: Feb 8, 2011 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

That is a fuckin' deadly album. I Lu Kron is actually one of my all time favorite tunes.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 9, 2011 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For William Bruce Tell

Should throw in , in regards to tributes to Tony Willians Lifetime, the "Trio Beyond" grouping ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX5JEB5BA2k
I think most jazz/jam friendly Deadheads should like their ECM album .